Young At Heart

I have been making small videos with the ladies I meet so that I can share their wisdom with all of you. I hope that we can all learn something from these fearless women and continue to spread the message that we can feel young and vital as long as we have a positive outlook on life . Ilona is 90 years old and it is only in her last years that she has felt truly confident. She told me that these have been the best ten years of her life. There is much to look forward to as we age.  Here are some of the key lessons I have learned  from this extraordinary 90 year old woman:

  • Embrace opportunities that come your way
  • If you feel a pain think of something light and positive 
  • Colors can lift your spirits
  • Be a fighter, challenge yourself, when you decide to do something do it well, give all of yourself
  • If you try to imitate too much, then you look like nothing. Never compare yourself, YOU are YOU.”
  •  Feel beautiful inside and you will be beautiful outside
  • “When I move, I mooooove”

  • Fabulous Ilona, I couldn´t agree more with her wise words. She is beautiful and and a fantastic example of what life is all about.
    My love to you both.

  • Great to see this.I was looking for photos to ilustrate a n article on older women

  • yeaaah <3<3<3

  • wisdom that comes from age: that's the silver lining of getting old, i believe.
    thanks for sharing iona's wisdom! and thank you for spreading your message, ari.

  • Anonymous

    she is a gem! thanks for sharing her. and thanks, ilona, for saying so eloquently what i've been trying to tell my mother. i'm hoping she can hear the message coming from you.


  • sth

    I love Ilona. Melissa Hammel made a film about her, around 10 years ago. Here is a link to the trailer for the film. This fills in some details about Ilona's life, and in a sense, shows how magnificently she has come to shine…

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ilona and Ari. Advanced Style is one of the most uplifting spots in my day!

  • Good words Ilona and keep going.You have so much to give for us(younger people)to leave a full life with ups and downs.

  • Shaheen Miro

    This is so amazing. She really inspires me. I love reading and watching all of your post. You are doing such an amazing thing and how lucky you are to actually know and talk to these amazing and wise people.

    Keep it up.


  • Anonymous

    Many thanks for discussing this kind of nice post with a decent theme, such great ability which you have.

  • the point about comparison is crucial in ALL aspects of life!

  • Anonymous

    What a truly lovely person. But please, please, please, do a piece on Ilona's skin care advice. She has the most beautiful healthy complexion and would love to hear her advice on more practical matters too.

    I follow your blog from the UK and love it. Ilona is by far my most favourite of all your glamourous ladies.

  • She´s such a Sweetheart, thanks for posting the Video, she gives me hope and makes me smile.
    Giving – that´s the magical word, such wise ♥ words.
    Big hug,

  • She's wonderful! Great advice.

  • sandra

    I heart Ilona too.
    Ari can you put the link to her movie on your blog near the top?
    That would be so nice. Maybe you can work out something with the movie producer to get some contribution for the website. We've got to support those who support our advanced stylers.
    Thank you.

  • I love it!

  • Ilona provides so much hope, light and inspiration. I appreciate her words of wisdom and look forward to seeing and hearing MORE of her.

  • That is a great list of Life Lessons to live by!

  • OMG Ilona is a DREAMBOAT!
    I already practice what she says,but it's so good to be reminded! I do worry about ageing occasionally,but plan to be as gorgeous and graceful as Ilona when I'm 90!

  • YeaHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, such an honour my dear Ari…
    Mil besos.

  • I am slowly falling in love with Ilona ^^